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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming,Gaming & Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Mouse & Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Newegg,Though if someone knows better.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:Just looking for Suggestions...Looking to spend about 1100-1150 Dollars with a Monitor...(Would like to get one around 24 inches)

This is what I have so far

Antec 900 Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 2333SW High Glossy Black 23" 5ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001314


Windows 7 OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100284VXL Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102865
Would like to get a Nicer one if I could free up money else where...really wasn't sure what way to go for GPU
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

Sony Optiarc Black 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118032


Seagate Barracuda 500gb HDrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Antec truepower 750w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

------130$$$ seems abit Pricey but it was PSU my friend recommended,Anyone have any ideas for Cheaper but reliable option?

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190

XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283 120mm Long Life CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233040
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  1. ^ If it is for gaming, it is better that you spend more on the graphics card than the other components like the case, etc...
    And also as you will not be overclocking, you can do away with the CPU cooler as for stock speeds, the cooler that comes with the CPU would suffice...
    And do you plans adding 1 more graphics card in crossfire or a single powerful card would be better ?
  2. Best answer
    Here is a better config for gaming
    LCD - 21.5" - Still is a big screen...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

    CASE - Even this case is a better alternative for the Antec 900
    Antec 300 Illusion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Samsung F3 - It is better than the Seagates...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    RAM - Corsair
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

    CPU - X4 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Mobo
    Gigabyte 790X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

    OS
    WIN 7
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Graphics card + PSU
    HD 5850 + OCZ 700W - This is also a very good PSU with 80+ Certification and has enough power for HD 5850 crossfire too...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.325925

    DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    Total - ~$1143 | $1078 Including rebates
  3. Meant to say yes for overclocking(late here brain fart)


    PS,Thx for the tips gonna take a look at them now
  4. And go with this PSU + Graphics combo as am little skeptical about that PSU for 2x HD 5850s...This Antec EA 750 would be a better option...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.339873
  5. How is the Sapphire vs the Gigabyte/Xfx? is it just matter brand name or?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850_eyefinity-_-14-102-857-_-Product


    was one of the cards I have been looking at,though doesn't look like it has any good combos to pair with it
  6. ^ Both the cards are ATI stock ones...so the components used would be the same...And also Gigabyte offers 3yrs warranty compared to the 2yrs from Sapphire...and not to forget the combos deal too...
  7. rakrak50 said:
    How is the Sapphire vs the Gigabyte/Xfx? is it just matter brand name or?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850_eyefinity-_-14-102-857-_-Product


    was one of the cards I have been looking at,though doesn't look like it has any good combos to pair with it

    afaik, Sapphire and xfx are better then Gigabyte. I might be wrong thought.
  8. ^ IMO Gigabyte is as good as any other company out there in the graphics market...Being the leaders in the motherboard market, they bring in their expertise in manufacturing the boards for the graphics too...

    But I would consider the XFX a little better due to their Lifetime Limited Warranty...
  9. gkay09 said:
    ^ IMO Gigabyte is as good as any other company out there in the graphics market...Being the leaders in the motherboard market, they bring in their expertise in manufacturing the boards for the graphics too...

    But I would consider the XFX a little better due to their Lifetime Limited Warranty...

    well, haven't had any gb gpu, but gb's mb quality doesn't automatically reflects on their gpu quality.
    for example, nvidia's gpu are very good but their mb chipset are crap.
  10. ^ Lolz...you are comparing the core chipsets...
    Am talking about the boards and components...all the companies get the core chips(Graphic chips) from ATI...only the other things such as the board, components used such as the capacitors, chokes and the circuitry on the boards, which is very similar to the Motherboards are designed and manufactured by the companies...
    That is why EVGA and XFX entered the mobo market and Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI entered the Graphics card market...
  11. Though all the cards look the same to me
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&SubCategory=343&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1

    Amy of those 5850 match up well ? Would be able get Combo Savings with pairing it with the Processor


    PS,Ahhh nevermind those cards are 310+
  12. gkay09 said:
    ^ Lolz...you are comparing the core chipsets...
    Am talking about the boards and components...all the companies get the core chips(Graphic chips) from ATI...only the other things such as the board, components used such as the capacitors, chokes and the circuitry on the boards, which is very similar to the Motherboards are designed and manufactured by the companies...
    That is why EVGA and XFX entered the mobo market and Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI entered the Graphics card market...

    that was just an example.
  13. f I was willing to shell out the extra cash any recommendations on a 23.6-24inch

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001338 Saw that one today had some
  14. @daggs I was just clearing out the confusion...

    @rakrak50 the only downside I see with that Samsung is the lack of HDMI...If you will not be needing HDMI at all, then that display is fine...
    You can take a look at these too...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
  15. Btw Since I did plan on eventually overclocking it any recommendations on a heat sink/cooler? Thank you for all your help Just wanna make sure I get it right this time around my last computer was such a waste of money.
  16. I would say go for Gkay09's idea of the whole PC BUT however
    crack the windows 7 download it from somewhere boom 100/150$ extra for you to spent on parts so you can get a nice cooler or maybe more ram or a better PSU.
    Well ofcourse cracking is illegal but any way microsoft has enough money already.
    so they wouldn't mind the 150$ but you would mind it :P and if you do not know how to crack it you can always write me a massage i'd walk you through it
  17. ^ I dont think its a good idea to discuss about cracking/ pirating the commercial software in a public forum...It is illegal and is against the forum rules too...
  18. Alrighty thank you for all the help,Hopefully i'll be placing my order tomorrow.
  19. okay Placing the order but wanted see if any one had opinion on Replacement Memory? Corsair discount disappeared right as I was clicking checkout lol

    was thinking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
  20. ^ That is also a very good memory...
    You can also get this - For a $ more, you can get CAS 8
    OCZ XMP 1600MHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227503
  21. hero16 said:
    I would say go for Gkay09's idea of the whole PC BUT however
    crack the windows 7 download it from somewhere boom 100/150$ extra for you to spent on parts so you can get a nice cooler or maybe more ram or a better PSU.
    Well ofcourse cracking is illegal but any way microsoft has enough money already.
    so they wouldn't mind the 150$ but you would mind it :P and if you do not know how to crack it you can always write me a massage i'd walk you through it


    dude, you want it, buy it!
    don't want it, use what you have or switch to another os.
    you won't have the balls to enter a store and steal it, don't hide behind anonymity.

    P.S. I faced the same decision like you, I own a winxp that I rarely use and my main os is linux.
  22. I bought windows 7 placed the order Yesterday thank you for everyone's help ^_^
  23. Best answer selected by rakrak50.
  24. Assembling now,Everything seems fine besides the Sunbeam Cooler didn't match up on the Motherboard.
  25. ^ Did you get the ASUS 790X or any other mobo ?
    I dont think you would have issues fitting that CPU cooler on that mobo...
  26. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_- was the Mobo I got,It's no biggy though I'll send the cooler back I wasn't going overclock it right off bat anyways...

    Though ran in to another problem Friend never could get the PSU to power up so he's going bring his over tomorrow and test it out see if mine may have been defective or what.
  27. ^ Hmm...and this will also come handy
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
    And good Luck with your build...
  28. Thx Gkay once its all hooked up give report back...Do have to say though I hooked the monitor up to my old PC and I love it ^_^ so very much
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